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A Death Wish

A Death Wish

  Lila here~ I have a confession to make.  For four years, I wanted my husband to be dead.  It started off innocently enough.  I had a premonition that he was going to be in an accident, and I told him about it.  About a week later while mountain biking, he had two very near, very real brushes with death.  This was in 2004, about a year after we had moved to Hawai’i.  2003 was the first time I admitted we might not live happily ever after, but things were still pretty good at that point.  I certainly didn’t want him dead&mdas

I Love You, But...

I Love You, But...

  Pinkee here~ I made a recent discovery, with Lila’s help.  You know that phrase, ‘I love you, but I’m not in love with you?’ It is often used as a preface to dumping someone.  However, If you’ve been with your partner for more than say six months, it’s completely normal to feel that way.  After all these years, I was still buying into the idea of romantic love that we are all sold by our society, that we should have that in love feeling forever, and that if we don’t there‘s something wrong and we should get

Dating Through the Decades

Dating Through the Decades

  Pinkee here~ For those of you who listened to our recent show, you probably heard us talking about an article from Men’s Health in which the sexual and dating preferences and behaviors of women in their 20's, 30's, and 40's were discussed.  I thought it was such valuable information that I decided to summarize it here.

Single? Ten Tips to Help You Celebrate Valentine's Day

Single? Ten Tips to Help You Celebrate Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is coming up. Is it pulling on your heart strings, and making you feel a little bit sad? Are you facing it alone, and feeling pressure to be part of a couple? Valentine’s doldrums? Cheer up! Valentine’s Day is intended to be about love, right? You have children you love, parents or siblings you love, friends you adore. Perhaps your kids are grown, but you’re learning to love yourself all over again. Who says Valentine’s must be about romantic love with a partner offering a rose and a box of chocolates?

5 Tips for Creating Intimacy

5 Tips for Creating Intimacy

  Lila here~ Men and women crave intimacy, even if we do it in different ways.  However, the intimacy that often arises in long term relationships is not usually the type of intimacy that fosters growth in relationships.  Instead, as with everything else, it arises by default.

Still Thinking of a New Year’s Resolution?

Still Thinking of a New Year’s Resolution?

  Pinkee here~Personally I’m not that into New Year’s resolutions, but if you are I do have a recommendation.  I know you’re thinking along the lines of getting in better shape or making more money in 2011, right?  Or maybe you want to quit smoking, drinking, or eating junk food?

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Woman On The Go: Tips For Traveling Alone After Divorce

As if divorce didn’t carry enough changes to get used to, there’s the sticky issue of finding yourself a single woman faced with the prospect of travel. On your own. Maybe you traveled alone before you were married, but it’s been years. Maybe you still travel alone on business, and you’re used to that. You have clients to see, meetings to attend, colleagues to have a drink with.

Post-Divorce Stress Syndrome: The Fall After the Elation

Post-Divorce Stress Syndrome: The Fall After the Elation

POST-DIVORCE STRESS SYNDROME!! This is the hardest part of divorce. Figuring out the “What now?” After all, you thought you had it all figured out, but then the child support check is always late, your ex doesn’t always take the kids on his or her weekends, and you are always left holding the bag. You cry, you scream, you rail on the unfairness of being a single divorced parent and having to do it all. But, isn’t this what you were singing about earlier that month?

Do Money Books For Women Hurt Women?

Do Money Books For Women Hurt Women?

What do you think... • Do personal finance books written by women for women perpetuate the myth that women are bad with money? • Why is there a "money management for women" section but no "money management for men" section at Amazon and other booksellers? • What's up with all the diet analogies in these books - could they be any more demeaning?